Clarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) men’s tennis team takes the court for the first time in 2022 with an in-state clash against Lipscomb, Saturday, January 29th at the Richland Country Club in Nashville.
The Governors return five student-athletes from last season’s team and are led by sophomore Frederic Schlossmann, a Second Team All-OVC selection in the spring. Schlossmann won four singles matches on the Govs’ top two lines last season, while earning a trio of doubles victories alongside Anton Damberg on the No. 1 doubles court.
Junior Thiago Nogueira and sophomore Gabriel Nolasco Pozo round out Austin Peay State University’s returners this season. The duo won a pair of matches together last spring, while Nolasco Pozo picked up four wins in the fall.
In addition to their five returners, the APSU Govs’ lineup also consists of four freshmen who each found success in the fall. Hogan Stoker led APSU with a 4-1 singles record, while Lachlan Laner went 3-1 in doubles across the Govs’ three tournaments. They are joined by Tom Bolton and Giovanni Becchis who picked up a pair of wins together in doubles during the fall.
Austin Peay State University opens its season in the Music City against a familiar foe in Lipscomb. The two future ASUN Conference opponents have faced one another each season since 2009, with Saturday’s match being the 17th meeting since 2004.
Lipscomb returns seven players from its 2021 team that finished second in the ASUN’s North Division with a 9-7 (4-2 ASUN) record, including Pedro Uribe, a Second Team All-ASUN recipient.
The Bisons fell 4-3 in their season opener to Butler, January 23rd, and host Belmont at 6:00pm, Friday, before Saturday’s match against APSU.
About the Lipscomb Bisons
2022 Record: 0-1 (0-0 ASUN)
2021 Record: 9-7 (4-2 ASUN)
2021 Season Result: Lipscomb finished No. 2 in the ASUN Conference’s North Division and swept No. 3 North Alabama, 4-0, to advance in the ASUN Championship last spring. The Bisons’ season came to an end in the semifinals, however, as they fell to the No. 1 seed in Florida Gulf Coast, 4-1.
All-Time Series (Since 2004): 11-6, Lipscomb
Last Meeting: Austin Peay State University dropped its 2021 season opener to Lipscomb, 7-0, at the Evansville Tennis Center. After narrowly defeating the Govs’ No. 3 doubles pairing of Christian Edison and Jacob Lorino, the Bisons knocked off APSU’s No. 2 pairing of Oliver Andersson and Thiago Nogueira, 6-2, to secure the doubles point. Lipscomb swept the six singles points to claim
Next Up For APSU Men’s Tennis
Following its contest with Lipscomb, the Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team kicks off a three-match homestand beginning with an 11:30am match against Cumberland, February 11th, followed by a 7:00pm match against Oakland City the following day. Both matches will be played at the Evansville Tennis Center in Evansville, Indiana.